Scotland juniors beat Canada

Scotland's Gregor Cannon delivers against Canada'Photo credit - WCF / Marissa Tiel
Scotland's Gregor Cannon delivers against Canada'Photo credit - WCF / Marissa Tiel

Last night, Bruce Mouat’s Scottish men’s team, including Bobby Lammie and Gregor Cannon, bounced back from their Monday morning loss to USA with a convincing 10-7 win over previously unbeaten Canada in Monday evening’s third round-robin session.

This game was tight all the way and the Scots took an early lead when Mouat drew to score two in the second end, for a 2-1 lead. But Canada responded in the third, scoring two for 3-2 with a nose-hit by their skip Matt Dunstone.

Looking for more, the Scots were forced to nose-hit for just one shot in the fourth to level the game at 3-3 and then Canada scored in each of the fifth and sixth ends to take a 5-3 lead. They moved this onto a 7-4 lead, scoring two in the eight when a Mouat angle raise attempt just missed.

In the ninth, it was Canada’s turn to miss, leaving Mouat with a draw for three that levelled the score at 7-7, but crucially leaving Canada with last stone in the tenth end. However, Dunstone was heavy with his final draw, giving the Scots a steal of three and an important 10-7 win.

fter the game, a delighted Bruce Mouat said, “we’ve lost a few tough games throughout this season so, after this morning’s loss to USA we just went back to the hotel, had something to eat and relaxed and just made sure we were pumped for tonight.

I think that win was important. When he played his last shot I was thinking ‘he doesn’t miss a lot – maybe once in a blue moon’ but the guys played awesome tonight and we deserved our luck there.”

The Scottish men are now one of seven teams tied at the top of the table on two wins and one loss, and play Turkey in their only game on today.